Washington DC: VIP Tour with US Capitol & National Archives

Washington DC: VIP Tour with US Capitol & National Archives

From US$ 125 per person

Tour Washington DC like a VIP and get up close to two iconic institutions: the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Archives Building. An expert guide will help you explore the best of DC’s monuments and buildings by bus, on foot and by boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See all the major sites of the US capital on a sightseeing tour of Washington DC
  • Learn the history and significance of the US Capitol Building and National Archives Building
  • Cruise down the Potomac River on a boat and enjoy a boxed lunch as you cruise (Seasonal)
  • Enjoy guided walking tours of the major monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the key War Memorials
  • Be entertained and informed by a personal licensed DC Tour guide who will accompany you throughout the day
Full description
Start your VIP experience at the Neptune Fountain, outside the Library of Congress, where you'll meet your tour guide. Be escorted across the street, to begin your adventure into the history of the US Capitol Building, home of the Senate and House of Representatives. Learn from your guide about the history of government in the United States of America, with particular focus on the nation's legislature and the ornate architectural details of the Capitol Building and the National Archives.
Includes
  • Guided walking tours of DC’s main monuments with live tour guided narrative
  • Photo op outside the White House
  • Transportation with luxury tour bus and professional driver
  • Licensed D.C. tour guide
  • Bottled water on buses
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Library of Congress, Jefferson Building at Neptune Fountain: 68 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20004

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • During peak season, security lines are long - as such, please arrive at the meeting point no later than 8:15 AM for check-in
  • In off-season, in lieu of boat cruise, guests visit Pentagon City Mall for shopping and lunch (lunch included in the tour price)
  • Note that this tour does not include entrance to the US Capitol Building or the National Archives
  • Please note that the live tour narration is in English only
  • For Spanish and Mandarin languages, you must download our Tour Buddy App
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 145 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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I would have been rated 5 stars if only we completed 8hrs as detailed when i booked it. We started on time but we ended 2 hrs early. I know its raining at that time but we took this tour for us to make memories like taking photos. Much appreciated Of course for the history provided. Worth the money we paid.

21 December 2019

This was a very informative tour that covered the monuments, the Capitol, and the National Archives. The web site said to arrive between 8:30-8:45. I arrived at 8:32 and the group had already left. After waiting, and then a phone call, they were able to give me directions so that I could meet up with the group that left early. The tour was supposed to include VIP entrance into both of the buildings and we were simply dropped off in front of the archives without a tour. Our guide, Christopher, was excellent.

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7 December 2019

Amazing tour!

I decided to take the tour because I was travelling to Washington DC by myself and I can definitely say that I don't regret my choice! Nick is an exceptional super entertaining guide and I loved all the funny moments when he tried to talk about history using some jokes as well! Our driver Thomas was so friendly and helpful and his presence was a plus for our experience! We have visited so many places and received so much information without feeling exhausting. I even made a friend during the tour with whom I went out afterwards. Overall, I appreciated the staff, their help and the facilities provided to us! I highly recommend the company and the tour and I will definitely be their customer in the near future!

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23 August 2019

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